Student Life offers a variety of student services and programs, including Disability Services, New Student Programs, Health Center, Counseling Center, Service Learning, International Student Services, Multicultural Center, Recreational and Varsity Sports, Residential Life, Student Publications, the Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, and the Child Care Center. Student Life also provides support for student organizations and assists students in the interpretation of University rules and regulations including those regarding student discipline and conduct.
The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The Comet Card allows a student to use campus facilities and services and offers a declining balance feature where money may be stored to make on-campus purchases and payments. A student can also link the card to a Wells Fargo checking account and enjoy free ATM and other PIN-Based debit transactions on-and-off campus. Cards are issued through the Info Depot located in the Student Union. Call (972) 883-2495 for information.
All counseling services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.
Disability Services provides for the special needs of students with disabilities. A student is urged to make his/her needs known to Disability Services as soon as admitted to the University. The Office of Disability Services is located in the Student Union, (972) 883-2070.
Through the Student Government a student can express views to the student body, the faculty, and the administration. The president and vice president are elected each spring for one-year terms. In addition, two graduate students are elected from each school. Further information may be obtained from the Student Government Offices in the Student Union, (972) 883-2284, or by contacting the Director of Student Development, (972) 883-6158.
Information about bacterial meningitis is available upon
request at the
All medical services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.
The Health Education office is also part of the
A group health insurance plan is available to all enrolled students and is administered by the International Student Services Office.
An international student on F or J non-immigrant status and dependents of a J-1 visa holder are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at UT System component institutions. At registration, an F or J status student will be assessed a health insurance fee for the purchase of the U.T. System Student Health Insurance Plan where there is no evidence of continuing coverage under:
· the U.T. System Employee Health Plan or a comparable mandatory employee plan
· continuing mandatory coverage through a government sponsored health plan
· continuing coverage that satisfies the requirements of USIA regulations with regard to a J1 or J2 visa holder.
The International Student Services Office is available for those students in the United States under a non-immigrant visa status. The office provides several services not limited to:
The International Student Services office may be contacted by calling (972) 883-4189.
The University of Texas at Dallas encourages student involvement and provides numerous opportunities for a student to further co-curricular and extracurricular interests. A student may have a voice and contribute to student life through participation in the Student Government Association, the Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, student publications, various university committees, and over 100 student organizations. Call the Center for Student Involvement at (972) 883-6651 for more information.
The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status in its provision of services, activities, and programs, and in its treatment of students. Students seeking further information about this policy, or related complaint procedures for alleged discrimination or sexual harassment should contact the Dean of Students at (972) 883-6391.
Registered student organizations provide the major means by which students can contribute to student life while developing friendships, interests, talents, and leadership skills. These groups include academic and honor groups, service clubs, religious groups, ethnic groups, and special interest groups. Detailed information on the groups and guidelines for forming new organizations is available in the Center for Student Involvement in the Student Union or by calling (972) 883-6551
The UTD Mercury is the official student newspaper of the University. It is published bi-weekly during the regular academic year. Funded with student service fees and advertising sales, the Mercury is available without charge to all students. Other publications are the A to Z Guide to Student Life, which is mailed to new students each semester, and This Week at UTD, a weekly publication distributed on campus. Radio UTD is a student -operated internet-based radio station that web casts nightly throughout the regular academic sessions.
Recreational Sports facilities include a 100,000 sq. ft. Activity Center (housing squash and racquetball courts, a multipurpose gym with 3 full basketball courts, a smaller single court auxiliary gym, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness area, a multipurpose room, a 25 yd. six lane indoor pool, recreation and athletic training lockers, showers, a training room, and athletic administrative offices. Other facilities include eight lighted tennis courts, a jogging trail, lighted softball, baseball, and soccer fields, and an outdoor basketball court. A variety of intramural and club sports is offered year-round as well as physical activity courses for credit. For additional information call (972) 883-2090 or 883-2096.
U. T. Dallas is a member of the NCAA Division III (no athletic
scholarships). U. T. Dallas fields men’s and women’s teams in
soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, cross country, baseball (men), softball
(women), and volleyball (women). Graduate students are able to participate only
if their undergraduate degree is from U.T. Dallas and they still have NCAA
eligibility remaining. Administrative
offices are located in the